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Contest 55CS

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Make Contest
Model 55CS
Year 2023
Condition New
Price Request Price
Type Sail
Class Racer/Cruiser
Length 16.94 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Composite
LOA 16.94 m
Length at Water Line 18.95 m
Beam 4.98 m
Max Draft 2.51 m
Dry Weight 55027 lb
Mainsail Area 1087 ft²
Cabins 3
Heads 2
Fuel Tanks 187 gal
Fresh Water Tanks 159.5 gal


The strikingly good-looking Contest 55CS is a totally new, game-changing, go-anywhere, fifty-five-feet beauty.

Aimed straight at the heart of the conscious style, couples-family-and-friends luxury cruising sector, the just announced 17-metre Contest 55CS combines our long-standing reputation as top of the line bluewater performance builder with today's increasingly time limited lifestyle.

Refined elegance with the same go anywhere, anytime potential. A true home from home, wherever and however. Across the yachting community, increasing emphasis is being placed on interior accommodation space and styling, and sadly sometimes to the detriment of safety and sea sense. That's never the case at Contest Yachts, and in the Contest 55CS we have gone to new lengths to show just how aesthetics and practicality really can make perfect partners. How for different types of ownership a yacht can be equally set to circle the world and still offer the very best of comfort and space whether lazing at anchor or plugged into marina life.

This way the Contest 55CS provides for ever more enjoyable time aboard. A safe, comfortable, speedy and easily run yacht.


  • Hull in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the
  • Conyplex vacuum infusion systemR.
  • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner
  • and outer skins, infused with vinylester resin.
  • Local E-glass reinforcements.
  • Solid laminate in structural areas like the keel area.
  • First layer after gelcoat is a special barrier coat.
  • Structural bulkheads fully bonded to hull and deck.
  • One year warranty.
  • Hull: gelcoat white.
  • Stripe and waterlines: colour owner's choice.
  • Antifouling: two layers.


  • Deck in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the
  • Conyplex vacuum infusion systemR.
  • Deck: gelcoat white.
  • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner
  • and outer skins.
  • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
  • Solid laminate in structural areas where deck equipment is
  • fitted.
  • Deck lockers and anchor locker in composite with gelcoat
  • finish and teak covered deck hatches.
  • Hand laid teak deck, toe rail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and
  • teak detailing around the cockpit.


  • Large cockpit, suitable for eight people.
  • Two helmsman positions.
  • Fixed cockpit teak table with stainless steel 316 support.
  • Winches and sheets situated within reach of helmsman
  • position.
  • Free walkway from aft deck to guest cockpit.
  • Pad eyes for safety harnesses mounted in cockpit and at
  • helmsman position.

Mast, Rigging and Sails


  • Selden spars, keel stepped, sloop rigged with silver anodised
  • finish.
  • Swept back spreaders.
  • Slab reefing system.
  • Reefing lines led aft to the cockpit.
  • Selden MDS Car system.
  • LED navigation lights.
  • Masthead light 3-colours with anchor light.
  • Steamlight.
  • Deck light.
  • Boom light.
  • Windex in mast top.


  • Standing rigging: Dyform rigging.
  • Genoa manual furling system Furlex.
  • Main sheet, winches situated within reach of the helmsman.
  • Genoa sheets, winches situated within reach of the
  • helmsman.


  • Mainsail, fully battened, slab reefing by CY selected quality
  • supplier.
  • Lazy jacks and main sail cover.
  • Furling genoa by CY selected quality supplier.


Standard features

  • Light oak joinery.
  • Oak floor.
  • Matt varnished.
  • Chrome fittings throughout.
  • Padded side panelling.
  • Padded headbord in aft cabin.
  • Diagonally sliding saloon table for easy access for comfortable
  • lounging and dining.
  • Two ottomans for occasional seating with release fitting for
  • easy stowage while sailing.
  • Shower stalls with thermostatic mixer
  • Doors with anti-rattle door locks.
  • Corian worktops in galley.
  • Corian tops in each head with washbasins.
  • Design taps.
  • Three burner cooker with oven and grill fitted on gimbals
  • (stainless steel).
  • Quality curtain blinds for portholes.
  • Quality curtain blinds behind padded panels for hull windows.
  • Roller blinds at all skylight hatches.
  • Lee cloths in all berths.
  • Overhead lights in all cabins.
  • Dimmers on overhead lights in saloon.
  • LED ceiling lights.
  • Red navigation light above chart table.
  • Reading lights on bulkhead owner's cabin
  • Careful noise reduction throughout.
  • Engine room well insulated.
  • Comfortable mattresses in all cabins.
  • Waste bin in galley.
  • Extensive mirrors in heads.


  • Spacious engine room with easy access from side passage.
  • Volvo Penta D3-150 110kW (150 hp) 3.000 rpm 5 cylinder turbocharged
  • diesel engine.
  • Indirect cooling.
  • Volvo Penta HS45AE hydraulic gearbox.
  • Separate main switch to enable service batteries to be used as
  • starter battery.
  • Single lever gears throttle control on starboard steering
  • pedestal.
  • Engine panel fitted in cockpit including rev. counter, oil
  • pressure- temperature- and charge alarm, start and stop
  • buttons.
  • Water cooled exhaust with water lock and water sperator.
  • Stainless steel propeller shaft with thrust bearing and flexible
  • coupling.
  • Stern tube with water lubricated bearings and water seal.
  • P-bracket propeller shaft.
  • Three bladed propeller in bronze.
  • Engine room insulated with combined drone- and sound
  • absorbing insulation.
  • Engine room ventilation by double electric ventilators and
  • natural ventilation grills.
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguish system.


AC/DC systems

  • 24 VDC and 230 VAC system on board.
  • Dedicated technical area (electrical room) for switches and
  • fuses.
  • Standard energy pack:
    ○ Service batteries 400 Ah | 24 VDC
    ○ Start battery engine 50 Ah | 12 VDC
    ○ Battery charger start battery 25 A | 12 VDC
    ○ Monitoring display batteries
    ○ Alternator 150 A | 12 VDC start battery engine group
    ○ Second alternator 75 A | 24 VDC service battery group
    ○ 230V - 50 Hz shore power connection:
    ◦ Shore power isolation transformer 3.5 kW | 16 A
    ◦ Shore power socket for 230 VAC | 50 Hz shore power
    ◦ Cable 25m with 3-pole CEE 16 A connector
  • 230V socket in each cabin/compartment.
  • Emergency engine start on service batteries.
  • All sea cocks under waterline are grounded.

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Manufactured By:

Contest Yachts

Overleek 5
+31(0)227 543636

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Manufactured By:

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+31(0)227 543636

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